Alpine Meadows Big Mountain Telemark Team

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The Alpine Big Mountain Telemark Team’s mission is to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skiing skills, learn to be part of a team,  gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment.  Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition and terrain assessment,  knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and safe skiing, respect for the mountain, and having fun. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

This program is available to skiers ages 9-18. The Big Mountain Telemark Team focuses on skiing steep and technical terrain in powder, crud, and other variable conditions and the skills to pick a line in technical terrain and ski it safely. Athletes will also have the opportunity to compete in the Tahoe Jr. Freeride series, as well as the Big Mountain Squaw Cup events.

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AM Big Mountain Telemark TeamWeekend & Holiday
DatesDec 7 2019 - Apr 5 2020
Offered TrainingWeekends & Holidays
Program Guidelines
PassMust purchase Ikon pass
AgeMust be 9-18 years old as of Dec 31 of current season
Skill Prerequisite
Must have completed Mighty Mites as a Purple Star or above
Must be fully parallel
Must be able to ski all terrain with confidence
Must be able to ski & load/ride the chair unaccompanied
Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
Must be able to participate in full day of training without parent interaction
Skis: 1 pair of all-mountain skis regularly tuned
Boots: must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order 
Protection: Helmet (mandatory) and back protector (highly recommended)
ScheduleTeam Calendar
Friday TrainingRequires being registered for Full Time Team whether pre-competition or supplemental
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 66% - 75% of offered training
Annual Training Plan
70-90% coached/directed freeskiing
10-30% coached drills
Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Manager through team platform
SupervisionAthletes 9 & Under are supervised the majority of time, although may be required to ski and/or load chair unaccompanied fromt time to time
Break/SnackWe take quick snack/water breaks
LunchLunch is not provided. Parents are expected to provide athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch. 
Licenses/DuesFor Competition Team, must have current Competitors membership to Tahoe Freeride and if competing nationally, with IFSA
CompetitionsFor Sport Team only Squaw Cups. For Competition Team, regionally with Tahoe Junior Freeride Series & nationally on the IFSA National Series. 
Required to attend parent orientation
Required to remain on-site during team
Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences and injuries.  
Must register for competitions in timely manner per team communication. 
Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct) 
Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) and check schedule/updates regularly. 
CommunicationParents will be registered or directed to register on Team communication platform after enrollment is complete. 
Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through Team communication platforms as information is readily available. 
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Team Manager. 

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Program Pricing
AM Big Mountain Telemark PricingWeekend & Holiday
PassPASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon pass.

 Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.